Wednesday 7 November, 15:00-17:15
Brussels – European Parliament – Room JAN 4Q1
For external participants : 14:30-14:50, in front of the main entrance of the European Parliament (ASP Building)
RESTORING COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH POTENTIAL IN EU:
What Long-Term Investments for the Europe of tomorrow?
This conference took stock on the achievements regarding the creation of a conducive environment for long-term investments in Europe, from the Green paper on the Long-term financing of the European Economy by former Commissioner Barnier (2013) up to the Capital Markets Union (prudential regulation, accounting standards, governance issues…) and the Action plan on sustainable finance published earlier this year.
For the occasion was presented the report “Betting on the long term – Rebuilding investment for the Europe of tommorrow”, conducted by the task-force of Paris financial center under the supervision of former AXA financial director, Gérard de La Martinière.
Just a few months before the next European elections, now it was crucial timing to assess what has been done and to determine the remaining barriers to address.
As of 14:30 Welcome and registration
15:00 Welcome Address
Dominique Riquet, MEP, Chair of the Long-term Investment Intergroup
15:10 – 15:20 Keynote speech
Kerstin Jorna, Deputy Director-General, Dg Ecfin, European Commission
15:20 – 15:35 Proposals of the French Task Force on Long term investment of the Paris Financial Center
Gérard de La Martinière, Rapporteur
15:35 – 15:45 2nd Adress
Jung Lichtenberger, Deputy Head of Unit Capital Markets Union, DG Fisma, European Commission
15.45 – 16.45: What Long-Term Investments for Tomorrow’s Europe and what EU urgently needs to do to revive Long-Term Investment?
Moderator: Laurent Zylberberg, Chair of ELTI association
Joana Valente, Senior Advisor & Strategy Coordinator, Business Europe (Highlight “entrepreneurs”)
Flavia Micilotta, Executive Director, Eurosif (Highlight “SI is a LTI”)
Nicolas Jeanmart, Head of General and Personal Insurance, Insurance Europe (Highlight “Insurance sector”)
Sébastien Raspiller, Head of Financing of the Economy, French Treasury
Benoit de La Chapelle Bizot, Deputy Director of the French Banking Federation (Highlight “Banks for the financing the real economy”)
Lieve Wierinck, MEP
17.15 – 17.30: Closing remarks
Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner, Economic & Financial Affairs, European Commission